Thursday, 31 May 2012

Edward Carpenter

Blue plaque marking the birthplace of Edward Carpenter at 45 Brunswick Square. Carpenter was a poet, anthologist, social philosopher and early gay activist.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Keep off the plants!

Growing plants successfully on my balcony is a bit of a struggle. The balcony is south-facing and on the third-floor east/south corner of the block - plants bake in the summer, freeze in the winter and they're battered by strong, salt-laden winds during most of the year. This year, I'm trying a trough of violas and ivy. The sticks poking out of the soil at angles are bamboo skewers; this makes a pretty good pigeon deterrent.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012


Building work is still going on; the roof looks very different from how it did last month.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Floreat Hova

Hove's coat of arms above the doorway of an office building, Regent House, in Hove Street. The Latin motto means "May Hove flourish".

Friday, 4 May 2012

One we made earlier

Heavy cloud cover has meant the sky has been an unbroken grey for the last few days - here's a much nicer sky from last month.

You can see more of today's sky photographs at Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 3 May 2012


I took this photograph of the clematis-down-the-road on Tuesday, May 1st - it's flowering slightly later than it did last year.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Greening up nicely

We've had plenty of rain down here on the coast; plants and trees are turning shades of green. This is Vallance Road looking towards the lumpy, bumpy tree.